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National Biodiesel Foundation Grants to Support B100 (Ind. Report)
National Biodiesel Foundation,Optimus Technologies
Date: 2020-10-26
The Jefferson, Missouri-based National Biodiesel Foundation reports receipt of two DOE 2021 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) program grants to support s the purchase of new vehicles equipped to run on 100 pct biodiesel (B100).

The first grant is in partnership with the District of Columbia (DC) Department of Public Works and DC Department of Water for the purchase of 24 short-haul utility replacement vehicles equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction.

The Iowa project will replace a multi-purpose vehicle in both Ames and Des-Moines. All replacement vehicles will use Optimus Technologies' Vector system using 100 pct biodiesel supplied by Renewable Energy Group (REGI).

The projects include an educational and outreach component which will be provided by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and Greater Washington Regional Clean Cities Coalition and the Iowa Biodiesel Board and Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. (Source: National Biodiesel Foundation, PR, AgWires, 26 Oct., 2020) Contact: National Biodiesel Foundation, info@biodieselfoundation.org, www.biodieselfoundation.org; REGI, Katie Stanley, (515) 239-8184, Katie.Stanley@regi.com, www.regi.com; Optimus Technologies, Colin Huwyler, CEO, 412.727.8228, www.optimustec.com; Iowa Renewable Fuels AssociationI, Nathan Hohnstein, Policy Director , (515) 252-6249, (515) 225-0781 -- fax, www.iowarfa.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Iowa Renewable Fuels Association,  National Biodiesel Foundation,  Biodiesel,  B100,  REGI,  Optimus Technologies,  


REGI Breaks Ground on Wind Turbine in Albert Lea (Ind. Report)
Renewable Energy Group
Date: 2020-10-12
Ames, Iowa-based biofuels producer Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REGI) reports it has broken ground on a singe wind turbine installation at its biorefinery in Albert Lea, Minnesota.

The project will be constructed and operated by Minnesota-based Juhl Energy and will save roughly 68,000 tons of CO2 emissions over the first 10 years of operation. ((Source: REGI, PR, Website, 9 Oct. 2020) Contact: REGI, 515-239-8000, www.regi.com; Juhl Energy, www.juhlenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy Group,  Wind,  Juhl Energy,  


REGI Expanding Geismar La. Renewable Diesel Plant (Ind. Report)
REGI
Date: 2020-10-09
Ames, Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REGI) is reporting plans to invest $825 million to increase the capacity of its Geismar, Louisiana biorefinery by 250 million gpy to 340 million gpy. Construction should begin in mid to late 2021 for a late 2023 completion date.

REGI Geismar was the first renewable diesel plant built in the U.S. and was acquired by REG in 2014. REG made additional improvements to the plant, taking its initial 75-million gpy nameplate facility up to 90-million gpy capacity.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is supporting the project with an incentive package that contains comprehensive workforce support and tax incentives. (Source: REGI, Website PR, 6 Oct., 2020) Contact: REGI, Katie Stanley, (515) 239-8184, Katie.Stanley@regi.com, www.regi.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News REGI,  Renewable Diesel,  


REGI Inks Calif. REG Ultra Clean® Supply Agreement (Ind. Report)
Renewable Energy Group, Inc.
Date: 2020-07-29
Ames, Iowa-headquartered Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REGI) is reporting an agreement with Sacramento, California-based petroleum products distributor Hunt & Sons, Inc. to supply REG Ultra Clean ® at 12 locations in Northern California.

REG Ultra Clean is a premium renewable fuel and one of the lowest carbon intensity liquid transportation fuels on the market today which enables businesses to achieve sustainability targets with the performance they expect, according to the REGI release. (Source: REGI, PR, 29 July, 2020) Contact: REGI, REG Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Gary Haer, 515-239-8000, www.regi.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy Group,  Biofuel,  Renewable Fuel,  


Pattern Energy Acquires Clines Corners Wind Development (M&A)
Pattern Energy,Orion Renewable Energy
Date: 2020-06-17
Pattern Energy Group LP reports the completion of its acquisition of the 1,000 MW Clines Corners wind power development opportunity in Torrance and Guadalupe Counties, New Mexico, from Orion Wind Power Resources, LLC.

Orion Wind Power Resources is a joint venture between Oakland, California-based Orion Renewable Energy Group LLC and MAP® Energy.

With this acquisition, Pattern Energy now has more than 4,000 MW of New Mexico wind in development, representing more than $8 billion of planned investments. (Source: Pattern Energy Group, PR, 16 June, 2020) Contact: Orion Renewables, 510.267.8921, inquiries@orionrenewables.com, www.orionrenewables.com; MAP Energy, (650) 324-9095, info@map-energy.com; Pattern Energy, Mike Garland, CEO, Matt Dallas, Media, 917-363-1333, matt.dallas@patternenergy.com, www.patternenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Pattern Energy,  Wind,  Orion Renewable Energy ,  


REGI, Phillips 66 Nix Planned WA Renewable Diesel Plant (Ind. Report)
Phillips 66, Renewable Energy Group
Date: 2020-01-22
Following up on our 2nd November, 2018 coverage, oil industry major Phillips 66 and Ames, Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REGI) are reporting the cancellation of their previously announced planned 250 million gpy renewable diesel plant in Ferndale, Washington.

The plant would utilize REGI's proprietary BioSynfining® technology for the production of renewable diesel fuel from waste fats, oils and greases, regionally-sourced vegetable oils, animal fats and various other feedstocks.

According to a joint statement, the cancellation is due to due permitting delays and "uncertainties." . (Source: Renewable Energy Group, Phillips 66, Various Media, 21 an., 2020) Contact: REGI, Cynthia J. Warner, President and CEO, 515-239-8000, www.regi.com; Phillips 66, Brian Mandell, VP Marketing, Joe Gannon, 832-765-4547, joe.gannon@p66.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Phillips 66,  Renewable Energy Group,  Phillips,  Renewable Diesel,  


Broco Inks Beantown B20 Heating Oil Contract (Ind Report)
Broc Oil, REGI,B20
Date: 2019-12-20
In the Bay State, Haverhill-headquartered Broco Oil reports it has contracted to provide Renewable Energy Group (REGI) produced biodiesel-blended heating oil to Boston city-owned buildings and municipal facilities.

Under its contract, Broco will deliver an estimated 90,000 gpy of B-20 heating oil that will reduce the City's CO2 equivalent (CO2e) building emissions by 322,560 ppy -- equivalent GHG emissions of 357,728 passenger vehicle miles according to the U.S. EPA. (Source: Broco Oil, PR, 17 Dec., 2019) Contact: Broc Oil, www.brocoil.com: Renewable Energy Group, Marc MacLean, 603-812-1248, marc.maclean@regi.com, www.regi.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel,  Biodiesel Blend,  B20,  Renewable Energy Group,  B20 ,  


National Biodiesel Foundation B100 Project Funded (Ind. Report)
National Biodiesel Foundation,Optimus Technologies
Date: 2019-10-25
In the Show Me State, the Jefferson City-headquartered National Biodiesel Foundation is reporting receipt of grant funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its 2020 National Clean Diesel Project which is run in partnership with Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), Pittsburgh-based Optimus Technologies and Renewable Energy Group (REGI) based in Ames, Iowa.

The project will retire older, more polluting vehicles in Iowa and replace them with new B100-optimised vehicles for the cities of Des Moines and Ames, Iowa. The replacement vehicles will use Optimus' Vector technology which allows the vehicles to operate exclusively on 100 pct biodiesel, with the exception of start-up and shutdown, to optimize fuel savings and emissions performance. REG will provide the refueling infrastructure for the fleet of new B100 vehicles. (Source: National Biodiesel Foundation, PR, 25 Oct., 2019) Contact: National Biodiesel Foundation Tom Verry, Exec. Dir., info@biodieselfoundation.org, www.biodieselfoundation.org; Iowa DOT, David May, Fleet Manager, www.iowadot.gov; Optimus Technologies, Colin Huwyler, CEO, 412.727.8228, www.optimustec.com; REGI, Cynthia J. Warner, President and CEO, 515-239-8000, www.regi.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News B100,  Biodiesel,  National Biodiesel Foundation,  Optimus Technologies,  Renewable Energy Group,  


REGI Shuttering New Boston, Texas Biodiesel Plant (Ind. Report)
Renewable Energy Group
Date: 2019-07-26
Ames, Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group (REGI) reports it is mothballing its New Boston, Texas biorefinery due to challenging business conditions and continued federal policy uncertainty -- the long-lapsed federal biodiesel tax credit, the company said. The 15-million gpy biodiesel plant near Texarkana, Texas, is capable of running both high and low free fatty acid feedstocks and has truck and rail access.

REGI operates 14 biorefineries in the US and Europe. In 2018, the company produced 502 million gallons of cleaner fuel delivering over 4 million metric tons of carbon reduction. (Source: REGI, PR, 25 July, 2019) Contact: REGI, Cynthia J. Warner, President and CEO, 515-239-8000, www.regi.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy Group ,  Biodiesel,  


REGI Launches Clean Fuel Resource Website (Ind. Report)
Renewable Energy Group ,REGI
Date: 2019-07-01
Ames, Iowa-based Biofuels producer Renewable Energy Group (REGI) is touting a new website www.regi.com that includes hundreds of resources about biodiesel, renewable diesel, and emission-cutting fuels.

The new website also features a resource center with white papers, case studies, tips, articles and information for the news media. This library serves as a centralized location for visitors to learn about the environmental, performance, and financial benefits of biodiesel, renewable diesel, and other fuels. (Source: REGI, 1 July, 2019) Contact: REGI, 515-239-8000, www.regi.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News REGImBiofuel,  Biodiesel,  


Renewable Energy Group DFT's Newest Member (Ind. Report)
Diesel Technology Forum, Renewable Energy Group
Date: 2019-06-21
The Washington, D.C.-headquartered not-for-profit Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) is reporting Ames, Iowa-based biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REGI)has joined its ranks.

The Diesel Technology Forum promotes the use of the newest clean diesel technologies, including biodiesel and advanced renewable diesel fuels in the U.S. and worldwide.

Since its founding in 1996, REGI has produced more than 2 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel -- biodiesel -- fuel; constructed or acquired commercial-scale biofuel refineries across the United States and in Europe; and established a delivery and supply network for biodiesel and other renewable fuels. The company operates 14 active biorefineries, technology development capabilities and a diverse and growing intellectual property portfolio.

The not-for-profit Diesel Technology Forum is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of diesel engines, fuel and technology. Forum members are leaders in clean diesel technology and represent the three key elements of the modern clean-diesel system: advanced engines, vehicles and equipment, cleaner diesel fuel and emissions-control systems. (Source: Diesel Technology Forum, PR, Global News Wire, 20 June, 2019) Contact: Diesel Technology Forum , Allan Schaffer, Exec. Dir., Sarah Dirndorfer, 301-668-7230, sdirndorfer@dieselforum.org, www.dieselforum.org; REGI, Gary Haer, VP, (515) 239-8104, www.regi.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Diesel Technology Forum ,  Renewable Energy Group,  Biofuel,  Biodiesel,  


ExxonMobil, REGI , Clariant Ink Cellulosics R&D JV (Ind. Report)
ExxonMobil, REGI , Clariant
Date: 2019-01-24
Irving, Texas-headquartered oil giant ExxonMobil reports it is entering into a joint research agreement with Renewable Energy Group (REGI) and Muttenz, Switzerland-based Clariant AG to evaluate the potential use of cellulosic sugars from agricultural waste and residues to produce biofuel. The partners will also work on a conceptual engineering study to validate the feasibility of the integrated process comprising the technologies of all parties.

The partners aim to combine Clariant's Sunliquid® and REGI's processes into a seamless cellulosic biomass-to-biodiesel technology.

Clariant will conduct trials at its pre-commercial plant in Straubing, Germany, using different types of cellulosic feedstock that will be converted into sugars for conversion by REG and ExxonMobil into high-quality, low-carbon biodiesel. (Source: Exxon Mobil, Chemistry Views, 23 Jan., 2019) Contact:Clariant, Markus Rarbach, Hariolf Kottmann, CEO, +41 61 469 5111, www.clariant.com; REGI, Randy Howard, CEO, Katie Stanley, 515-239-8184, katie.stanley@regi.com, www.regi.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News ExxonMobil,  REGI ,  Clariant,  Cellulosic,  Biodiesel,  Biouel,  


Conn. Firm Developing New Bio-Residual Oil (Ind. Report)
Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corp
Date: 2019-01-14
Conn.-based Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corp. is touting BRO, a new bio-residual oil produced from recycled vegetable grease and animal fat that it is using to power its 50,000-square-foot plant in Danbury this winter. The company is further developing the bio-residual oil on behalf of and in cooperation with Ames, Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group (REGI).

According to REGI, BRO produces up to 135,000 BTUs per gallon, a higher BTU value than coal or wood-fiber material, with approximately 100 to 125 pct more energy per pound than wood chips or pellets and burns cleaner by creating less particulate matter and significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions compared to alternative fuels. BRO also has the lowest carbon intensity of any commercially available liquid fuel.

Commercialization of the product could begin within a couple of years. Preferred notes it would partner with REGI to sell the product and that it previously worked to develop a "liquid wood" burner system for Canadian biocrude producer Ensyn Corp.,

Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation is an engineering-based manufacturer of products for commercial, institutional, industrial and nuclear power facilities. Products include fuel oil handling systems and components, boiler instrumentation and controllers, high quality burners and nuclear power plant outage reduction tools and component parts. (Source: Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corp., Jan., 2019) Contact: Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corp., David Bohn, Pres, CEO, (203) 743-6741, www.preferred-mfg.com; REGI, Randy Howard, CEO, Katie Stanley, 515-239-8184, katie.stanley@regi.com, www.regi.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel,  Renewable Energy Group,  ,  Biodiesel,  


Boston Law Firm Touts Renewable Energy Practice (Ind. Report)
Sherin and Lodgen LLP
Date: 2018-12-07
In the Bay State, the Boston-based legal firm Sherin and Lodgen LLP is reporting the expansion of its Solar Energy practice and created a national Renewable Energy Practice Group to meet the needs of the accelerating renewable energy and energy storage industries. The he new group's services will include:
  • Purchase and sale of renewable energy projects at all stages of development/operation;

  • Securing easement and leasing rights in connection with solar and wind farm assemblages, collection systems, and transmission;

  • Structuring debt financing for solar project portfolios;

  • Engineering, procurement, and construction contracts with third party contractors for both solar and storage development;

  • Environmental issues related to the development of ground mounted facilities on landfills, brownfields, and Superfund sites;

  • Negotiating power purchase agreements with private, public, and municipal offtakers;

  • Negotiating ground, rooftop, and parking canopy leases for solar development;

  • Advice and consultation related to securing, documenting and preserving tax credits through federal and state incentive programs (includes Massachusetts SMART program) arising from renewable energy production;

  • Utility RFP bids for renewable energy;

  • Payment in Lieu of Tax Agreements (PILOT) with Massachusetts municipalities;

  • Environmental regulatory matters related to Massachusetts Endangered Species Act, Massachusetts Chapter 91 (tidelands)and Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act and other marine mammal protection regulations impacting offshore wind development;

  • Negotiation of energy savings agreements for manufacturing entities. (Source: Sherin and Lodgen LLP, PR, Dec., 2018) Contact: Sherin and Lodgen LLP, Bethany A. Bartlett, Renewable Energy Group Chair, (617) 646-2000, www.sherin.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,  


  • REGI, Phillips 66 Plan WA. Renewable Diesel Facility (Ind. Report)
    REGI, Phillips 66
    Date: 2018-11-02
    Oil industry major Phillips 66 and Ames, Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REGI) are reporting plans to construct a large-scale renewable diesel plant adjacent to the Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery in Washington state.

    The plant would utilize REG's proprietary BioSynfining® technology for the production of renewable diesel fuel from waste fats, oils and greases, regionally-sourced vegetable oils, animal fats and various other feedstocks. The companies expect to make a final investment decision in 2019, and If approved, begin production in 2021.

    REG owns and operates 13 biomass-based diesel refineries, with a combined effective production capacity of 565 million gpy. This includes REG Geismar, a 75-million gpy plant in Louisiana and the 100 million gpy REG Grays Harbor biodiesel plant in Washington state. (Source: Phillips 66, REGI, PR, Nov., 2018) Contact: Phillips 66, Brian Mandell, VP Marketing, Joe Gannon, 832-765-4547, joe.gannon@p66.com, www.phillips66.com; REGI, Randy Howard, CEO, Katie Stanley, 515-239-8184, katie.stanley@regi.com, www.regi.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News REGI,  Phillips 66,  Renewable Diesel,  


    Global Biomass Pellet Market -- Report Available (Ind. Report)
    Biomass
    Date: 2018-06-18
    The Global Biomass Pellet Market research report from QY investigates both historical data and current advancements in the market to provide map a reasonable trajectory of the biomass pellet market for an unbiased overview of the biomass pellet market.

    The report includes market trends, essential variables, difficulties, opportunities, and future market development and prospects. The report also tracks the emerging applications, innovative technologies, and mergers & acquisitions.

    According to the report, key players include: German Pellets, Enviva, Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group, Pacific BioEnergy Corporation, Vyborgskaya Cellulose, Rentech, Graanul Invest Group, RWE Innogy, Lignetics, E-pellet, Drax Biomass, General Biofuels, BlueFire Renewables, Pfeifer Group. Geographis areas covered include: Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Europe, Middle-East & Africa and North America.

    Pellet biofuels are made from a wide variety of compressed organic matter -- biomass including industrial waste and co-products, food waste, agricultural residues, energy crops, and virgin lumber. The factors driving the growth of the market include low GHG emission from biomass, increased government initiatives for renewable technologies, need for constant energy supply and massive untapped biomass potential.

    Global Biomass Pellet Market report details are available HERE. (Source: QY Reports, Pr, June, 2018) Contact: QY Reports, +91-9764607607, sales@qyreports.com, www.qyreports.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass,  Woody Biomass,  Wood Pellet,  


    REGI Ralston Biodiesel Plant Expansion Completed (Ind. Report)
    Renewable Energy Group
    Date: 2018-05-11
    In the Hawkeye State, Ames-headquartered Renewable Energy Group Inc. (REGI) is reporting the completion of its $32 million expansion and upgrade project at its 2002 vintage, Ralston, Iowa, biodiesel plant. The plant's production capacity has been increased from 12 to 30 MMgy. The plant's logistics and storage capabilities were also improved.

    REG broke ground on the project in November 2016 with an initial $24 million commitment. As the project developed, the company invested another $8 million for additional improvements. (Source: REGI, Biodiesel, Others, May, 2018)Contact: REG, (515) 239-8104, www.regi.com/ultracleandiesel, www.regi.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy Group,  REGI,  Biodiesel,  


    REGI Launches REG Ultra Clean Diesel (New Pprod & Tech)
    REGI
    Date: 2018-05-04
    Ames, Iowa-headquartered Renewable Energy Group Inc.(REGI) is touting REG Ultra Clean Diesel, its latest innovation in diesel fuel.

    Patent-pending, low-emissions REG Ultra Clean Diesel is made of a proprietary blend of renewable diesel and biodiesel and is California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved for year-round use throughout California under the Alternative Diesel Fuel Regulation. REG Ultra Clean Diesel reduces total hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide emissions by 15 pct, particulate matter emissions by 40 pct, emits less nitrogen oxides (NOx) and offers even greater emissions reductions when compared to conventional diesel, according to the company. (Source: Renewable Energy Group Inc, 2 May, 2018) Contact: REG, (515) 239-8104, www.regi.com/ultracleandiesel, www.regi.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy Group Inc.,  REGI,  Clean Diesel,  


    First Solar Selected for 50Mw Indiana Solar Array (Ind. Report)
    Vectren Energy,First Solar
    Date: 2018-03-16
    In the Hoosier State, Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana reports it has selected First Solar, Inc. to construct a 50-mw solar array included in Vectren's long-term electric generation transition plan.

    The 150,00 panel, single-axis tracking solar array, which is slated to be fully operational in the fall of 2020, will generate sufficient power for more than 11,000 households per year.

    The project is subject to Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission approval, which is expected in the first half 2019. (Source: Vectren Corp., PR, 13 Mar., 2018) Contact: Vectren, Carl Chapman, Pres., CEO, (812) 491-5105, www.vectren.com; First Solar, www.firstsolar.com; Orion Renewable Energy Group LLCwww.orionrenewables.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Vectren Energy,  Solar,  First Solar,  


    REGI Comments on Federal Biodiesel Mixture Excise Tax Credit for 2017 Reinstatement (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc
    Date: 2018-02-12
    In Ames, Iowa, Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REGI) president Randy Howard released the following statement with regards to Federal Biodiesel Mixture Excise Tax Credit for 2017 Reinstatement:

    "We are pleased that Congress recognized the importance of biomass-based diesel and its place in the value chain and passed a retroactive extension of the biodiesel mixture excise tax credit for 2017. This credit will allow needed infrastructure investments to grow the production and distribution of these valuable renewable products. However, we are disappointed that despite strong bi-partisan support, Congress did not complete the job and continue the biodiesel tax credit into the future. Though frustrated with the partial outcome, we would like to thank all of our supporters and champions; a large group of members worked tirelessly on our behalf and we appreciate their efforts. Specifically, we would like to thank Sen. Grassley, Sen. Cantwell and their allies for their unwavering support for our industry.

    "We are pleased our supporters in Congress continue to recognize the value the biodiesel tax credit brings, like lower RIN costs, continued economic development, jobs, support of our nation’s farmers and a cleaner environment. We will continue to work alongside our elected officials and the administration on a long-term extension of the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax incentive. Doing so is not only smart energy policy, it's smart tax policy." (Source: Renewable Energy Group, Inc.,PR, Feb., 2018) Contact: REGI, Randy Howard, CEO, (703) 822-1972, Scott Hedderich Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, (515) 710-6248, Scott.hedderich@regi.com, www.regi.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy Group,  ,  REGI,  Biodiesel,  

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